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Very little in our current lives would function without electricity, therefore electricians work in a variety of roles across industry and in our homes. Electricians tend to specialise in key roles, such as home inspection and wiring, new build wiring, HVAC engineering, inspection & testing, underfloor heating and solar energy. Their work is extremely varied and can include tasks such as installing voice and data systems, emergency lighting systems, installing power and lighting systems, upgrading electrical systems, maintaining standby power generating systems, distributed control and SCADA systems, protection devices, drives and associated controls, direct current power systems and uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS).
The cost of having your house rewired by a competent and professional electrician can vary considerably depending on the number of fittings, layout, ease of access and overall size of the house. It is however possible to give some idea of the range of prices you could expect to pay, for complete rewiring of a 2 bed flat or bungalow, average prices are around £2000 to £2500, whereas for a 5 bed house the average price increases up to around £8500. Unless you have a lot of unusual electrical systems or fittings, the size of the house and number of rooms will have the biggest effect on price.
All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use, inspecting and testing such systems is a major source of work for electricians. All electrical systems should need to be inspected and tested at appropriate intervals to ensure they are in a satisfactory and safe condition for continued service. these safety checks are commonly known as "periodic inspection and testing". Such testing can reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded, find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards, identify defective electrical work and highlight any lack of earthing or bonding. The time intervals for periodic inspection and testing vary depending on the property and equipment, for example an owner-occupied home needs checked every 10 years and a rented home every 5 years, however, commercial equipment such as you might find in leisure centre swimming pools needs to be checked every 12 months. Periodic inspection and testing of electrical systems is not a DIY job, no matter how handy you may be! Electrical inspection and testing should be carried out only by registered electricians who can check the electrical system against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671.
Modern underfloor heating systems use either electrical resistance elements, or fluid flowing in pipes (hydronic systems) to heat the floor. Electrical resistance underfloor heating can only be used for heating, whereas hydronic systems can also be used for space cooling. These same systems on a larger scale are used to melt snow & ice on paths, driveways and landing pads, to cool skating rinks and to prevent football and rugby fields freezing. Whichever system you have fitted, it will include parts which are common to all heating systems such as, boilers, pumps and motorised valves. these systems are relatively maintenance free, however they need to be checked periodically by a qualified electrician. In particular, the underfloor heating manifolds should be checked annually for any leaks, the underfloor heating pipe needs to be checked for leaks and occasionally the system requires flushing to clear any blockages.
Air conditioners are basically a small version of a fridge, but without the insulated box. Whereas a fridge only cools the space inside it, air conditioners can cool a room or even an entire house. Air passing through the AC unit is cooled over the cold evaporator coil then blown back into the room, at the same time hot air vented through a window or wall via the exhaust hose. The cooling process also extracts moisture from the air and produces water, so air conditioning units have water tanks that need to be emptied (unless they have external drain facilities allowing water to run away continuously). Most refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) engineers are qualified electricians, they design, install and maintain cooling systems in commercial buildings and residential properties (though the demand for air conditioning is homes is very low in the UK thanks to the climate). Electricians in this industry are involved in designing, installing and maintaining cooling systems; surveying buildings where cooling systems are to be fitted; discussing requirements with customers; running quality checks to make sure systems are working properly and safely; diagnosing and fixing faults, plus carrying out any planned maintenance.